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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, April 6

Gareth Bale presses Joe Rodon on ... aliens

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Ji, everyone!

That’s forward Rachel Williams at the top today.

Ramble of the Day

Today feels as good a day as any to plop a video of Spurs players talking to each other and to share thoughts through bulletpoints. Gareth Bale and Joe Rodon, take it away.

  • Having players answer random questions is a terrific concept for a YouTube video.
  • It is fascinating to learn how much research Bale has done on the topic of aliens. It makes me wonder what other random knowledge he’s acquired.
  • My apologies to Rodon, but I do think Bale has a point when asking whose fancy dress party he’s attending. I’m definitely the type to wear different Halloween costumes around different people.
  • Bale is very interested in aliens!
  • “What is the best advice you could give to young footballer?” is not a random question for footballers.
  • There aren’t exactly good choices for initiation songs if you can’t sing (which Bale implies Rodon cannot do), but picking something catchy and fun probably works. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” seems like a good choice from Rodon.
  • ...Does Bale not believe in the Big Bang?
  • If I was Rodon, I would ask Bale to give me time to do some research on aliens before answering the question.

tl;dr: Spurs’ video team debuted a new series, and Joe Rodon and Gareth Bale talk about aliens.

Stay informed, read this: Diana Evans interviews actress Thandiwe Newton on her journey to reclaiming her first name for British Vogue

Links of the Day

MLS, NWSL, and other US leagues will trial concussion substitutions this season.

West Ham’s Declan Rice will miss at least three weeks with a knee injury.

Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger was sent home from training after getting into a dispute with Kepa Arrizabalaga.

A longer read: André Carlisle on Chelsea manager Emma Hayes’ tactical instructions during the team’s Champions League match against Wolfsburg for We Ain’t Got No History